Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Upstream from Amy's Crossing

You'll have to ignore the dates on these photos. They were actually snapped in the last 10 days. I'd left a camera in a spot that resembled the watering hole/crossing Amy found last year. My spot is clearly not as good but I do have a few pics to share with you.

First up, a big blurry bird in the middle of the night. I'm assuming it's an owl but am open to suggestion.

Only one buck showed up. Looks like he may have already have done some fighting. (Note the broken tine.)

This may be a doe and her fawn. I know there's a pair hanging out in the general area.

And finally, 2 days ago these turkeys stopped by for about an hour. There were several photos of them - these 2 are the best.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Special Edition: More From Amy's Crossing

While my cameras have been snapping hundreds of photos of squirrels and rabbits, Tim and Amy's cam down by the creek, left unchecked for a couple of months, has caught some spectacular photos. Big thanks to Amy for sharing these!

First up, coyotes stop by day and night. Don't think my cameras have EVER caught one during the day.

Take a look at those vultures - wow!

So now it seems there are both stray cats AND dogs passing through the property.

And then there are the magnificent bucks, both at night...

...and during the day!

Sad to see the growth near this guy's eye.

And finally, a couple of turkeys stop by for a drink of water.

One other note: The camera caught a clear image of a trespasser walking the creek. Luckily, he didn't see the camera or he would have taken it. I had one taken a few years ago from the same creek, though I had left it in plain view. Amy's cam was not nearly as obvious ;)

Tuesday, October 27, 2015


The title of today's post? The number of photos one of my cameras took in just 3 days. I had chosen a new spot along the path and wasn't expecting much other than squirrels. Yes, probably three hundred of the pics ARE of squirrels, but there was actually more variety than I expected.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Enough Different Stuff

I haven't been pleased with any cam's recent catches, but I suppose now that I have several days of photos and videos, there's enough different stuff for a new blog entry.

My idea for the next 3 photos was to watch the mushroom grow over time. Instead, we get to see it destroyed. The plan may have worked if I hadn't thrown critter mix on the ground near it.

Next up, a couple of blue jay videos where you'll learn that they swallow kernels of corn whole and like peanuts in the shell.


The last day of September was an overcast dreary day. In the woods it was dark enough that that the cam shot black-and-white. The first video below shows a bird with what seems to be a white head - a bird I can't identify.


Watch for the squirrel to go racing from right to left in the background about 2 seconds after the bird flies away.


It's rare that my cams catch one of these field mice. I'm guessing that they move so quickly that they're normally gone before the camera can come to life.


And finally, if the bird is flexing in an attempt to look bigger and intimidating to the chipmunk so it will leave, the effort is fruitless.


Saturday, September 26, 2015

Bill's Platform Feeder

One of my brothers made this hanging feeder for me a few years ago and this week I took it to the woods. Unfortunately, the batteries in the camera died before it caught a whole lot, but here are three short videos. (They're small on this page and much better viewed in full-screen mode.)

Up first, a chipmunk is feeding when a bird flies up from below, and they scare the crap out of each other.


It appears, though, that if properly introduced, chipmunks and birds CAN share the platform (if only for a second or two).


But will two chippies share the space, or will it become a matter of King of the Mountain?